Year 6

Friday 5 Minute Friendships

Friday 5 Minute Friendships

Wellbeing Ambassador Blog

During Mr Turner’s Friday Assembly on 1 October, our Y4 and Y5 Wellbeing Ambassadors introduced us to CONNECT which is part of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. They set us a challenge to connect with each other on the yard and they introduced Friday 5 Minute Friendships. The first conversations took place on Friday 8th October.

During lunchtime the Wellbeing Ambassadors, with their conversation cards, asked other pupils simple questions in the hope of starting a conversation with them.  Once the conversation was over, the card was passed on and the pupil then asked someone else a question. The conversations continued as the cards passed from pupil to pupil.

There were lots of children connecting and most pupils spoke to someone they hadn’t spoken to before, finding out more about them and the lunchtime staff also got involved.

Friday 5 Minute Friendships will take place each Friday during lunchtime.

Wellbeing Ambassador Blog

Wellbeing Ambassador Blog

Wellbeing Ambassador Blog  –  Friday 1st October This week posters have been going up along the corridors showing everyone in school the children’s version of our Wellbeing Vision Statement. The Wellbeing  Ambassadors have also spoken to their class about it, asking them to try their best to live out the statements on it. There are… Continue Reading

Team Challenge Adventures

Team Challenge Adventures

This week, Year 6 took part in a Team Challenge Adventure Day. The day consisted of a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities which were aimed at developing teamwork and resilience in our children. Split into groups of six, the children had to work together to solve problems and complete challenges, as well as putting… Continue Reading

Art and Design in Year 6

Art and Design in Year 6

Year 6 have been experimenting with different ways of using textiles to create different effects. They used fabric, fabric paints, buttons, sequins, wool, needles, thread etc. to recreate scenes from well-known stories or a scene of their choice. Take a look at our work-in-progress photographs. Continue Reading

Year 6 Mental Health Awareness Week

Year 6 Mental Health Awareness Week

Year 6 have enjoyed a week of fun and educational activities both inside and out of the classroom, as part of Mental health Awareness Week. All activities were based around the theme of this week: ‘Nature’ and included making observational drawings of nature in the style of Geoff Slater, a class walk through Jesmond Dene… Continue Reading

Practical Maths in Y6

Practical Maths in Y6

As part of their Geometry topic, Year 6 pupils enjoyed a practical Maths lesson in which they investigated angles on a straight line and angles around a point. Using a protractor, they were able to successfully measure the angles, calculate the size of missing angles as well as determine some fun Geometry facts! Lucy described… Continue Reading

Lenten Activities at St Teresa’s

Lenten Activities at St Teresa’s

Pupils in all our classes have been journeying together during Lent, towards Holy Week and Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. We began our journey by making a Lenten promise to God, and during Lent we have tried hard to do three things: to pray, to fast (give up something small) and to give to charity… Continue Reading

Year 6 Celebrate International Week

Year 6 Celebrate International Week

Year 6 enjoyed celebrating International Week this week. With a focus on India, they enjoyed learning about its diverse culture and rich traditions. The children made their own reports which showcased its traditions, languages, religions, cuisine and many more interesting facts. Two of our pupils brought in Indian clothing form home to share with the… Continue Reading

Year 6 Evacuation

Year 6 Evacuation

As part of their WWII Homefront topic, Year 6 pupils shared an evacuation experience day in which they (dressed as WWII schoolchildren) took part in a range of fun games and activities to find out what it was really like for children during WWII. The children played indoor and outdoor games that evacuee children would… Continue Reading